New Year celebrations in Scotland, the world’s most famous occasions everyone must experience.
To celebrate the end of the old year, they say ‘haud Hogmanay’ in Scottish.
And, ‘Ne’rday’ or ‘Neerday’ for New Year’s Day.
These Scottish sayings include traditional Scottish wishes, greetings, blessings, etc to toast like old Scots.
Scottish New Year Sayings | Wishes | Old & Traditional |
“Here’s to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.”
“A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”
“Each age has deemed the new-born year. The fittest time for festal cheer”
“Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true”
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”
“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”
“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.”
“May we be happy – and our enemies know it!”
“A guid New Year and mony may ye see.”
“May ye ne’er want a frien’ or a dram to gie him.”
“When we’re gaun up the hill of fortune, may we ne’er meet a frien’ comin’ doun!”
“Some hae meat, and canna eat, And some wad eats that want it, But we hae meat, and we can eat – And sae the Lord be thankit.”
“Great Good Luck to the House. Good Luck to the Family. Good Luck to every rafter in it, and to every Worldly Thing in it.”
Gun cuireadh do chupa thairis le slainte agus sonas.
“May your cup overflow with health and happiness“
Slàinte, sonas agus beartas
“Health, wealth and happiness“
A h-uile là sona dhuibh ‘s gun là idir dona dhuib.
“May all your days be happy ones“
“Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties”. Helen Keller
“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” Goran Persson
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” Melody Beattie
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” Benjamin Franklin
“And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.” Charles Kettering
“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley
I hope these old and traditional Scottish new year sayings are useful to share with your friends and others.